So, the news about how bread can cause cancer blew the minds of all the bread lovers across the country. This revelation was recently made by the Center for Science and Environment (CSE), after conducting some rigorous study.
According to which, several bread, burger buns, pizza crusts and other kinds of yeast based samples were tested, contained traces of harmful and possible carcinogenic substances – their scientific names being potassium bromate and potassium iodate.
While these lab nerds are still brainstorming over the subject matter and trying to single out exactly how dangerous or cancerous these substances are – the common man is pondering on how to make their usual sandwich!
Till it’s proven though, nothing actually holds much footage. But for those who wish to be extra protective of themselves and also wanna’ be on the safe side, here’s a list of a few simple replacements of your daily bread!
Bake your own bread or use these rather unexpected replacements to enjoy your cheese sandwich, just the way you always have!
Tortillas can be either wheat based or corn based, for the purpose of replacing your daily dose of white bread corn tortillas is a very legit option. Corn tortillas are gluten free and are high on fiber.
Corn tortillas can be used in sandwiches, wraps, pizzas – or simply with a topping of cheese and mayo.
Lettuce leaves and other leafy green veggies
Big leafed greens like lettuce and Romanian lettuce are the best replacements of bread when it comes to wraps and rolls.
The leaf is great at holding all the fillings together and what’s even better is the fact that it is extremely fresh, low on calories and goes without saying – healthy!
Freshly cooked sweet potato chunks or slices make for a great substitute of bun breads and burger buns. Although the difference in taste could be easily recognizable, using sweet potatoes is a fresh and tasty alternative.
Other veggies like eggplants and bell peppers and even cucumbers and mushrooms maintain the taste factor.
As the saying goes – an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
In this case, if your diet is lacking proper fruit intake, try using large slices of fruits like apples and watermelons instead of bread in sandwiches and other typically bread based dishes. Not only will this taste good, but will enhance your entire body as a whole!
Ah! The same old noodles. Is there anything which you can’t have this with? Hardly, I doubt!
Even though this isn’t the prettiest option from the list, the ramen burger works really well with a host of different types of fillings.
Wondering what a ramen burger is? Well, it’s theoretically a bun made by cooking instant noodles in a flat, shallow vessel and ending it by browning them off.
Brinjals are soft and sturdy hence making it perfect for wraps. Add some cheese and tomatoes to it and woila! You’re all set.
It’s an added advantage that brinjals almost have half the calories as compared to bread.